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Edinburgh University summer school beckons for Dillan

17 May 2021  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Congratulations to Dillan Hollas, Year 12, who has secured a place to study politics and philosophy on the Sutton Trust online summer school with Edinburgh University. These courses are extremely competitive so Dillan has clearly stood out from many applicants to be awarded a place. This is wonderful news for Dillan, who only recently took part in a theology masterclass with Corpus Christi College, at the University of Cambridge.

Mr Bunce, Lead Teacher for Philosophy and Theology, said: “Dillan has been engrossed in our philosophical odyssey since starting the course at the beginning of Year 12. It’s an absolute joy to see a student grasping as many philosophical opportunities offered by the academic departments of some of the country’s leading universities… It’s an approach that is rooted in “Being the best that we can be” (which itself has its origins in the philosophy of Aristotle!). Well done, Dillan!

During the digital summer school, Dillan will explore the contexts of domestic and international conflicts about power and resources, the morality of political action, the limits of freedom and justice, and the processes of governance at various levels. He will work with the university’s team of academic staff and current students to deepen his understanding of the subject in interactive online classes, independent work, and engaging group projects.

Philosophy has been taught at the university since its foundation in 1583, and Edinburgh is currently ranked 6th in the UK and 20th in the world for philosophy teaching (QS 2020. Dillan will work on topics such as mind, ethics, time travel and language through interactive online classes, independent study, and engaging group project work.

Further information is available HERE

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